Whitman School

School Grade Levels: K-5

7326 SE Flavel StPortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-6370Fx 503-916-2684

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Whitman Bulletin

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  • Wildcat Family Picnic is Near!

    Whitman Family Picnic is Thursday June 6 from 11:45 to 12:45. Join your student for lunch at Whitman Field! Bring a blanket to sit on and a lunch to eat! Or you can purchase lunch in our cafeteria. To place an order, please inform the office by May 31. The cost of lunch is $5.50 in cash or check. Student lunches will be provided as usual.

  • Wildcat basketball is in full swing!

    Wildcat Basketball games are at Atkinson Elementary. Remaining games are 2/17 at 11:20, 2/24 at 9, 3/2 at 11:20, and 3/9 at 9

  • Family Movie Night Friday 2/16 6:00-8:00

    Join us for popcorn and a movie in the Whitman cafeteria! We are celebrating Black History Month all of February and will be showing Disney's Ruby Bridges.

    Disney's Ruby Bridges movie poster

  • Join us at Back to School Night!

    Back to School Night will be held at Whitman on 9/27 5:30-7. Pizza will be served

    La Noche de Regreso a Clases es el miércoles 27 de septiembre de 5:30 a 7. ¡Nuestra escuela ha tenido un gran comienzo de año! ¡Ven a comer pizza, conoce al personal de la escuela y aprende sobre todo lo relacionado con Whitman en nuestra jornada de puertas abiertas! Este evento incluirá nuestra reunión anual de Título I, la reunión anual de ESL y la presentación de TAG.

    Đêm trở lại trường diễn ra vào Thứ Tư ngày 27/9 5:30-7. Trường chúng ta đã có một khởi đầu năm học tuyệt vời! Hãy đến ăn pizza, gặp gỡ nhân viên nhà trường và tìm hiểu về mọi thứ của Whitman tại buổi khai giảng của chúng tôi! Sự kiện này sẽ bao gồm cuộc họp thường niên Tiêu đề I, cuộc họp thường niên ESL và thuyết trình TAG của chúng tôi.

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  • Bon Voyage, Miss Ellie: Teacher Retires After 50 Years at PPS

    Miss Ellie helps students hold a chick.

    The first things you notice when you walk into Ellie Jensen’s classroom at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School are peace and warmth. Then you hear the laughter of children. Then you just might see two posters hanging on the walls that tell you a great deal about the kind of teacher she has been for the past 50 years. The posters simply say, “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go” and “Be a friend.”

    Jensen, known as “Miss Ellie” to the hundreds of students she has taught in her half a century as a Portland Public Schools educator, can’t help but light up a room. And she is a friend to all children. 

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  • Food Pantry Gets a Makeover, Courtesy of McDaniel’s CTE Art Students

    We dare you to drive by the Mainspring Food Pantry on the corner of 82nd Avenue and Fremont and not do a double take. Or a triple take. 

    Students from McDaniel High School’s art-focused Career Technical Education (CTE) class have spent the last four weeks turning the exterior walls of the pantry into one, huge, joyful mural as part of the course’s exploration of climate justice and community engagement.

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  • Earthstock Brings the Joy to the Crystal Ballroom

     Two students dance at Earthstock 2024.

    A little over 30 years ago, a Madison High School student named Joseph Janson had a simple wish. He wanted to go to a dance. But nothing was simple for Joseph, who was born with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and was confined to a wheelchair. 

    He confided his wish to Tony Nitz, who at that time was an educational assistant at Madison (now Leodis V. McDaniel High School). Tony had been working one-on-one with Joseph for months and he immediately went about making the young man’s dream come true.

    “The truth is, I would have done anything for Joseph,” Nitz said. “He was a unique person, and we had a very special bond.”

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  • Glencoe Elementary School Counselor and GSA Coordinator Pens a Book About Chosen Family

     This is a photo of Madi Bourdon's book, A Kid's Book About Chosen Family.

    Madi Bourdon’s first book practically wrote itself. 

    According to the Glencoe Elementary School counselor and Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) coordinator, it only took them an hour and a half to finish A Kid’s Book About Chosen Family, which came out this March with A Kid’s Co. publishing.

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